AI Version Of Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” By Hank Williams Is… Shockingly Good?

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You know what… this is a good use of AI.

In the world we live in today, AI has become something that is used in many facets of life. While I know I at least have job security for now because ChatGPT hasn’t figured out how to write like a halfway decent blogger (you AI “authors” aren’t fooling us), it is crazy how much artificial intelligence has integrated its way into our lives.

One corner of the AI conversation that has been widely at the forefront of my mind is AI music. While most AI-related music trends have been in good, clean fun, like the Spongebob Squarepants version of Jamey Johnson’s “In Color,”  we have started to see a little bit of foul play, leading Tennessee to pass legislation that protects artists’ voices from unauthorized AI deepfakes.

While it’s nice to see that artists are being protected from harmful use of their vocals with AI, I am still here for some of the fun, lighthearted use of the song. Beyoncé took the music world by storm with the release of Cowboy Carter. The takes on this album have been hot, but this AI version of the single “Texas Hold “Em,” which was previously released as a single, is getting some country fans fully on board.

“Texas Hold ‘Em,” sung with the old-time twang of Hank Williams, makes the pop-country song feel as though it was written in 1920.

While I am not sure that Hank Williams would’ve done it this way, this comment best describes how I feel about hearing him sing that line:

“Hank Williams telling me gently to “not be a b***h” is everything I needed.”

Is this… shockingly good?

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A beer bottle on a dock